For years, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have dipped into the deep pool of talent that is Texas high school football to fuel their respective programs. While OU fans have been singing Boomer Sooner, fans throughout the Big 12 looked at the composition of their roster with mortification, seeing player after player list a hometown that ended in ", TX."
Well, after years of seeing their northern rivals plunder their home territory, one Texas school, Texas Tech, has decided to return the favor.
In the past few classes, Tech has had an incredibly high level of success in the Sooner State, snagging impact players like Jake Ratliff and freshman All-American Colby Whitlock, along with several promising youngsters such as Tramain Swindall, Joey Fowler, Cornelius Douglas, LaRon Moore, Joe King, and the highest rated running back to sign a LOI with Tech under Mike Leach, Harrison Jeffers. And with the level of success they've had in Oklahoma recently, don't expect the Red Raiders to quit any time soon.
As a matter of fact, they've already offered a few 2009 prospects in Oklahoma, one of whom is Carl Albert star Daytwion Lowe.
"Everything's going really good right now," said Daytwion (pronounced Day-twon). "I've got four offers so far, from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kansas State, and Missouri, and I'm getting a ton of mail from other schools as well."
Lowe's high level of performance on the field (he's recorded over 100 tackles in back to back seasons), as well as his raw athleticism, are chiefly responsible for the unusual level of interest, and for those who are curious about his athleticism, just check out the 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety's track schedule.
"I'm actually already in track," he explained. "So that's meant that there hasn't been as much time to focus on recruiting, but it's good so far. I'm running the open quarter, the 4x1, the 4x4, and the open 200, so they keep me busy."
Also keeping the star athlete busy is his spring travel schedule.
"Well, I already went to Stillwater, I think that was on the 2nd," he said. "I liked it, it was nice. The atmosphere and everything was good. Then I'll be going to Tech's on March 1st and K-State's this coming Saturday. Other than that though, I'm not planning on any other visits."
So what will Lowe be looking for on those visits?
"Oh, just somewhere where I can play," said the defensive back. "I just want to go somewhere that will give me the chance to play early and that I am comfortable with the coaches. That's what matters to me the most."
And according to Lowe, a few schools have already caught his eye with regard to what he's looking for in a school.
"I'd have to say if I had a top five right now, it'd have to be Oklahoma State, then Texas Tech, then K-State, and then either OU or Missouri, I don't know for sure on those last two."
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